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Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica View Post

 

 

Haha I love it! Go as overboard as you want! Being a bride you have the perfect excuse!!

 

True... I was thinking I can include a note about bringing it to Florida to toss in a wishing well for us. I just have to convice FH that it's not too overboard lol!

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Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica View Post

 

Hi everyone,

 

I thought Iâ€d share instructions on how I made my semi-DIY scratch-off Save the Dates! These were a huge hit with my friends and family and many thought I ordered them as-is from a vendor and just mailed them out. When I explained how I thought of the idea and put all the pieces together they were super impressed!

 

First, here are the pics. Info on where to purchase supplies is below. Enjoy!

 

700

Supplies all gathered up and ready for assembly.

 

 

700

 

Printed card, pre-DIY.

 

700

 

With scratch-off sticker cut to size and applied.

 

700

All wrapped up and ready for envelopes.

 

700

In the envelope!

 

700

And here's one with the scratch-off scratched, if you're interested!

 

  1. I knew I wanted to do a scratch-off STD after seeing this cute design on Martha Stewart Weddings. http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/226949/scratch-save-date-how Bonus: I knew the idea would be perfect for a destination wedding since I could incorporate the coin needed to scratch-off the card with reminding guests to save their pennies for the wedding.

 

  1. I had a picture in my mind of a layout and rough idea of what I wanted the card to look like. Iâ€m pretty much a design idiot so I sent a very crude drawing to Ten Eight Ink http://www.etsy.com/shop/teneightyinkdesigns?ref=seller_info, an Etsy stationery designer who worked with me until we had something I liked. This only cost me $24 for the custom design.

 

  1. I printed 100 postcard sized cards of the design on Vista Print. Cost: $21.82

 

  1. I purchased 100 2†scratch-offs from http://www.easyscratchoffs.com/ (the reviews on the Martha Stewart craft mentioned that the paint was tricky to get right, so this was a much faster/easier method).  These were a bit too big for the space I had, so I cut each one to fit. Cost: $9.34

 

  1. I purchased a large roll of bakerâ€s twine from Amazon in a color that coordinated with the STD cards. Cost: $10.71

 

  1. I purchased two rolls of shiny new 2012 pennies from an Ebay seller. (I wanted to be sure the pennies were brand new and I wasnâ€t sure the bank could give me that, so when in doubt I went to the internet!) Cost: $6 (shipping and handling account for the extra cost).

 

  1. I purchased 100 small vellum envelopes from Amazon for the pennies. Cost: $18.03

 

  1. I purchased 100 kraft paper envelopes from Amazon. Cost: $25.73

 

  1. The stamps are from Zazzle.com http://www.zazzle.com/heartfelt_love_blue_postage-172887160673223512 I bought 300 of these since I also plan to use them for invites and RSVP cards. Cost (for all 300):  $283.51

 

  1. The wrap-around labels were another custom Etsy purchase, from seller Modern Moments. http://www.etsy.com/shop/modernmoments Cost: $24 (I plan to use these on my invitations too).

I love this idea!!!

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I've already sent out my invitations but I love the idea of a scratch off! I wonder if there would be a way to include something like that in a thank you note? Or put it on something in the welcome bags? Going overboard is an understatement in my case....I keep trying to incorporate 1,000 ideas into one celebration stupid.gif

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Originally Posted by Kasey04 View Post

 

I've already sent out my invitations but I love the idea of a scratch off! I wonder if there would be a way to include something like that in a thank you note? Or put it on something in the welcome bags? Going overboard is an understatement in my case....I keep trying to incorporate 1,000 ideas into one celebration stupid.gif

 

Haha you could totally incorporate it somewhere else! And I think when you're a bride there's no such thing as going overboard. :) Good luck to you!

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Originally Posted by alexisinjamaica View Post

 

 

Haha you could totally incorporate it somewhere else! And I think when you're a bride there's no such thing as going overboard. :) Good luck to you!

lol you are so right! It's my day and if I wanna do 200 DIY projects I will !! Good luck to you as well! cheers.gif

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Hi everyone, I thought Iâ€d share instructions on how I made my semi-DIY scratch-off Save the Dates! These were a huge hit with my friends and family and many thought I ordered them as-is from a vendor and just mailed them out. When I explained how I thought of the idea and put all the pieces together they were super impressed! First, here are the pics. Info on where to purchase supplies is below. Enjoy! 700 Supplies all gathered up and ready for assembly. 700 Printed card, pre-DIY. 700 With scratch-off sticker cut to size and applied. 700 All wrapped up and ready for envelopes. 700 In the envelope! 700 And here's one with the scratch-off scratched, if you're interested!
  1. I knew I wanted to do a scratch-off STD after seeing this cute design on Martha Stewart Weddings. http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/226949/scratch-save-date-how Bonus: I knew the idea would be perfect for a destination wedding since I could incorporate the coin needed to scratch-off the card with reminding guests to save their pennies for the wedding.

  1. I had a picture in my mind of a layout and rough idea of what I wanted the card to look like. Iâ€m pretty much a design idiot so I sent a very crude drawing to Ten Eight Ink http://www.etsy.com/shop/teneightyinkdesigns?ref=seller_info, an Etsy stationery designer who worked with me until we had something I liked. This only cost me $24 for the custom design.

  1. I printed 100 postcard sized cards of the design on Vista Print. Cost: $21.82

  1. I purchased 100 2†scratch-offs from http://www.easyscratchoffs.com/ (the reviews on the Martha Stewart craft mentioned that the paint was tricky to get right, so this was a much faster/easier method).  These were a bit too big for the space I had, so I cut each one to fit. Cost: $9.34

  1. I purchased a large roll of bakerâ€s twine from Amazon in a color that coordinated with the STD cards. Cost: $10.71

  1. I purchased two rolls of shiny new 2012 pennies from an Ebay seller. (I wanted to be sure the pennies were brand new and I wasnâ€t sure the bank could give me that, so when in doubt I went to the internet!) Cost: $6 (shipping and handling account for the extra cost).

  1. I purchased 100 small vellum envelopes from Amazon for the pennies. Cost: $18.03

  1. I purchased 100 kraft paper envelopes from Amazon. Cost: $25.73

  1. The stamps are from Zazzle.com http://www.zazzle.com/heartfelt_love_blue_postage-172887160673223512 I bought 300 of these since I also plan to use them for invites and RSVP cards. Cost (for all 300):  $283.51

  1. The wrap-around labels were another custom Etsy purchase, from seller Modern Moments. http://www.etsy.com/shop/modernmoments Cost: $24 (I plan to use these on my invitations too).

I LOVE THIS IDEA! Thank you for sharing.

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I am obsessed with your save the date idea! I wish I had seen them before so I could have borrowed your idea! :) Great job!

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What a great idea! That would really be nice for a Vegas wedding too!

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